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Richmond mayor wants to ban guns from city-owned buildings

Jun. 24, 2019 5:15 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Richmond's mayor called Monday for a ban on guns in city-owned buildings, parks and community facilities, after a 9-year-old girl was fatally shot last month in a city park. Mayor Levar Stoney said he's proposing the local ordinance now so the city will be prepared if state lawmakers...

The Latest: Democratic candidates make rapid-fire appeals

Jun. 21, 2019 11:28 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on Democratic presidential candidates in South Carolina (all times local): 11:30 p.m. Nearly all of the Democrats running for president in 2020 have made rapid-fire appeals to hundreds of cheering, sweating supporters at the "world famous" fish fry hosted by South Carolina...

Justices: Proof needed that person knew he couldn't have gun

Jun. 21, 2019 1:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says prosecutors must prove that people charged with violating federal gun laws knew they were not allowed to have a weapon. The government says the decision could affect thousands of prosecutions of convicted criminals who are barred from having a firearm. The court...

A Virginia lawmaker thinks his gun control idea has a chance

Jun. 21, 2019 9:41 AM EDT

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Virginia Republican Del. David Yancey says he thinks his gun control idea tackles the problem from a new angle and could gain bi-partisan support in July's special session . On the heels of the Virginia Beach mass shooting in May, Virginia lawmakers will convene for a special...

Wyoming Supreme Court hears oral arguments in UW gun case

Jun. 20, 2019 10:38 AM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Supreme Court has heard oral arguments in a legal challenge over whether the University of Wyoming has the right to regulate firearms on campus. The Laramie Boomerang reports attorneys on both sides of the case were stumped by questions from justices during the hour-long...

Judge blocks gun show ban at California fairground

Jun. 19, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge has temporarily blocked a moratorium on gun shows at a Southern California fairground. The judge on Monday issued a preliminary injunction barring the Del Mar Fairgrounds in San Diego County from prohibiting shows while a lawsuit filed by organizers of the well-known...

House panel considering changes to concealed carry gun law

Jun. 19, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio House committee on Wednesday considered legislation opposed by law enforcement groups that would drop the requirement for people carrying concealed weapons to say they are armed during interactions with officers. The bill sponsored by Republicans Rep. Ron Hood, of Ashville, and...

2 Kansas men 'collateral damage' in gun control dispute

Jun. 16, 2019 11:05 AM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The unregistered gun silencers, each stamped "Made in Kansas, were arranged in a display case at a military surplus store in a rural Kansas town. Beside them was a copy of a Kansas gun law signed a year earlier by then-Gov. Sam Brownback that purports to prevent federal prosecution of...

Nevada governor signs crime, gun, health, immigration laws

Jun. 14, 2019 8:37 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's governor toured the Las Vegas area for bill-signing ceremonies Friday, making stops at a union hall, Chinatown Plaza, a state office building and a North Las Vegas community center to highlight the themes of crime, gun, health and immigration laws passed by the Democratic state...

After mass shooting, Virginia gov to host gun control talks

Jun. 14, 2019 5:30 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is announcing a series of public talks his administration will host in the run up to a July 9 special session on gun laws. Northam's office said Thursday that Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran and Secretary of Health and Human...